Counseling Psychology News
UW-Madison’s Francisco J. Sánchez is the co-author of three papers that have recently been published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Sánchez is an assistant professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology. He arrived on the UW-Madison campus in the fall of 2012 after spending eight years with the Department of Human Genetics and the Center for Gender-Based Biology at the UCLA School of Medicine. For nearly a decade now, he has collaborated on research investigating the biological basis for sexual orientation and gender identity.
UW-Madison’s Bruce Wampold delivered the "Lectio Magistralis" to the Italian Society of Psychotherapy Research congress in Padua, Italy, on Sept. 12. The lecture was titled, “Cosa rende efficace una psicoterapia? Gli elementi umanistici!" -– or “What makes psychotherapy work: The humanistic elements.”
UW-Madison’s Elaina Meier, a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology, was recently awarded support from two different organizations to help further her research into providing psychological support to burn survivors, and improving care for this population.
UW-Madison’s highly ranked School of Education is in the process of welcoming another cohort of talented new faculty members to campus for the 2014-15 academic year. After bringing in 18 new faculty members in 2012-13 and signing 11 members to its talented roster a year ago, the School is adding nine more faculty members in the upcoming academic year.
The Early Morning Fitness class is a program administered by UW-Madison’s Department of Kinesiology that is for women age 40-and-over. This fitness course’s roots date to 1980, when the university’s Department of Preventive Medicine started them as part of an osteoporosis prevention study. Although the study ended in 1990, many of the women involved persuaded organizers to continue classes as a fee-based outreach program. Today, each class runs from 6:40 to 7:40 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Marla Delgado-Guerrero -- a doctoral candidate with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology -- and her research examining mentors’ roles in keeping minority students in college is highlighted in a Q&A published in The Capital Times. The newspaper reports how Delgado-Guerrero is studying “psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence academic persistence for marginalized communities in higher education.”
UW-Madison alumna Alfiee Breland-Noble was honored with the 2014 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award for Diversity and Culture. Spurlock was a giant in child and adolescent psychiatry and in advocacy for children, adolescents and their families from all cultures, and her commitment to recruiting members from diverse cultures into child and adolescent psychiatry is legendary. Breland-Noble earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology in 1997.
Julia Benjamin, a doctoral student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology, was recently selected to chair the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students' Committee on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Concerns. As chair, Benjamin will continue to expand the committee's national mentoring program and produce educational resources for students, and also hopes to engage in dialogue about how best to represent and support students' many intersecting identities.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, the School of Education’s alumni magazine, is now posted online. The cover stories for this most recent issue include a look at The Network, a new project within the School that’s building collaborations between university researchers and educators in the field, and an article showcasing the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is examining some of the most critical issues facing higher education today.
Two people with the School of Education will be honored later this year as UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color. Those receiving recognition include Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong, an assistant dean within the School of Education overseeing Student Diversity Programs, and Marla Delgado-Guerrero, a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology.